I have successfully added a new button in the ribbon. But when I check , it is disabled and I cannot even click it. The following is the code that I have used:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
        <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
          <CustomAction Id="127690cb-1104-4b69-a3df-8b8c9eba36f9.RibbonCustomAction1"
            Title="Invoke &apos;RibbonCustomAction1&apos; action">
  Update the UI definitions below with the controls and the command actions
  that you want to enable for the custom action.
    <CommandUIDefinition Location="Ribbon.Library.Actions.Controls._children">
      <Button Id="Ribbon.Library.Actions.RibbonCustomAction1Button"
              Alt="Approve Multiple Forms"
              LabelText="Approve Multiple Forms"
              Image16by16="_layouts/15/images/placeholder16x16.png" />
       function enableMultiApproval()
          context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
         var web = context.get_web();
         alert('web : ' + web);
         var currentlibid = SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedList();
         alert('libraryid : '+    currentlibid);       
         var currentLib = web.get_lists().getById(currentlibid);
         alert('currentLib :' + currentLib);
         var selectedItems = SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedItems(context);
         alert('selectedItems: ' + selectedItems);
     CommandAction="javascript:alert('test');" />
</CommandUIExtension >

Please guide.

2 Answers 2


As pointed by @Robert, Enabled script should return boolean value. Your Enabled script should look like this:

   function enableBulkApproveButton() {
   var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
   return SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedItems(context).length >= 1;

I guess you are trying to approve multiple documents in a document library. You can have a look at this code: http://sharepointnadeem.blogspot.in/2011/08/approve-multiple-items-in-document.html

  • You are right to some that is I need to approve multiple items but they are infopath forms not documents. If you have any idea regarding it then do help me. Jul 4, 2013 at 8:25
  • That should not make any difference. Whether you are approving forms/documents. Both of them will be treated as list items. Jul 4, 2013 at 9:36
  • This works great. Thanks a ton for this. Can you suggest me an approach for updating the radio button in the infopath form when the form is approved. Jul 4, 2013 at 9:55
  • Glad that I could help. I am afraid I can't help ypu with the second part as I don't have the SP 2010 VM available. Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24
  • No worries! Please suggest me an approach for this. Jul 4, 2013 at 11:27

Must not your EnabledScript function return a boolean value; True if the button should be enabled and vice versa.

  • +1 Of course it needs too! Good Answer!
    – Benny Skogberg
    Jul 4, 2013 at 12:30

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